Prisoners and Paupers: A Study of the Abnormal Increase of Criminals, and the Public Burden of Pauperism in the United States; the Causes and Remedies

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Putnam, 1893 - 318 страница
The author examines the correlation between poverty and crime in the late 19th century and recommends resolving the problems through prevention, reformation, and extinction. He offers the idea of prohibiting marriage between criminal and "defective" people as an antidote to the problems of poverty and criminality, saying, "Society must take cognizance of the reproduction of the race and correct the tendencies to degradation, as a measure of self-preservation. It is idle and foolish to waste energy, sympathy, and money in the hopeless effort to cure and restrain what should never have been permitted to exist. Physical degeneration must be corrected to promote regeneration."

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